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Phillip Gillespie

Gillespie_Phillip

Phillip Gillespie *

Senior Counsel

Phillip Gillespie brings three decades of experience as an investment management lawyer to his practice advising asset management firms and investment funds on complex regulation and compliance matters, as well as representing clients facing scrutiny from US and global enforcement agencies. Mr. Gillespie began his career as an attorney in the Division of Investment Management at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and spent the last 20 years as an in-house senior legal executive and general counsel for global asset management firms. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gillespie most recently was the executive vice president and general counsel for State Street Global Advisors, the asset management division of State Street Corporation and one of the world’s largest asset management firms. He was responsible for the firm’s legal affairs across 27 locations around the world and has extensive experience with foreign regulators. 

Mr. Gillespie has also held roles as the senior vice president and deputy general counsel at OppenheimerFunds, a US-based investment advisor and mutual funds complex, and first vice president, legal advisory at Merrill Lynch. At the SEC, he was a senior counsel for the Office of Chief Counsel in the Division of Investment Management and for the Legal Policy Office in the Office of General Counsel. 

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Tulane Law School, 1990

      magna cum laude, Order of the Coif Senior Articles Editor, Tulane Law Review
    • BS, Foreign Services, Georgetown University, 1986

  • Admissions

    • Washington

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Charles Clark, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1990 - 1991

* Admitted to practice only in Washington. Supervision by members of the firm who are members of the Massachusetts Bar.

Credentials

* Admitted to practice only in Washington. Supervision by members of the firm who are members of the Massachusetts Bar.